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. but buildings in the city might be reaching new heights. congress and the district are beginning a new study to determine whether to change a limitation on how tall a building in the district can be. tom sherwood takes a look now at a plan to change a law that's been in effect since the 1890s. >> reporter: the cairo residential building was built in the 1890s. but its height stunned congress and local officials who imposed a height restriction in the city and passed a law in 1910 that still limits city buildings to about ten stories today. now california congressman darrell issa who oversees d.c. affairs is asking the district and federal national capital planning commission to help decidetaller buildings could be constructed in the city. at a surprise birthday party wednesday for mayor gray, the head of the council's revenue committee, welcomed the new year's long study but with caution. >> what i want to avoid is a crystal city, where you have the monolithic buildings. >> reporter: he suggested new york avenue could be away from neighborhoods. some citizens in the district worry the iconic
much those taxes can go up. tom sherwood now here with that story. >> jim, the city already has a limit of 10%, but council member jack evans wants to make it 5%. since 2006 the district has capped annual homeowner tax increases at 10% to help the homeowners stay in their homes. but with the city's economy rebounding, even booming, from the national economic slowdown, rising house prices are putting more pressure on those taxpayers. now d.c. council finance and revenue chairman jack evan says he wants legislation this year to limit homeowner property tax increases to 5% a year, not 10%. as long as someone stays in their homes. >> no one should be paying 10% more in property taxes every year, year in, year out. people who have been here in the tough times deserve to stay here in the good times. that's what this bill is intended to help. people have been here in the tough times, who we want to stay here in the good times and not be priced out. >> reporter: evans discussed his tax relief even as mayor vincent gray was announcing a plan to add 100,000 new jobs in the city within five years.
in the city's history. but now that fight's over and construction is beginning soon. i'll have the story coming up. >>> israel and hamas are on the brink of war. attacks on both sides are escalating and claiming more civilian lives. but the israeli army is ready for a full ground invasion of the gaza strip. >> reporter: it's thursday night in gaza. very few people are out on the streets. it is an ominous sign of what could possibly happen in the coming days. what many people here fear could be a ground invasion or escalation of the ongoing israeli military operation on the territory. they've seen this in the past in 2008. israel carried out a ground invasion. there's growing concern that that may happen this time around as well. palestinian factions say that will not deter them, despite israel's claims to have destroyed rocket warehouses and munition depots. they are still capable of firing rockets deep into israel. today they were able to fire rockets into the suburbs of tel aviv. >> israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary. to defend our people. >> reporter: meanwhile on
with a gun. >> nighttime is pretty dangerous. the city, and we want the city to at least look after our cab drivers. >> reporter: attorneys for both teens asked they be released to home confinement. the judge said, no. scheduled to appear back neer hn court later this month. darcy spencer, news 4. >> thanks. >>> thousands still without power from west virginia to new york. some residents have had enough. they took their outrage to the streets. >>> a community effort to beautify a part of prince george's county today, and ahead of tomorrow's veterans day holiday, returning >>> frustrations beginning to boil over on long island. residents there angry that it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy, and they are still without power. dozens rallied outside the headquarters of the long island power authority today to voice anger. as of this afternoon, more than 60,000 customers still in the dark. the company says it could still be until tuesday before everyone's electricity it restored. >>> and a 4.3 magnitude earthquake centered ten miles west of whitesburg not far from the kentucky/virg
. >>> new york city paid tribute to the nation's veterans today as well. a wreath laying ceremony was held at the eternal life monument this morning. afterwards thousands of people lined fifth avenue for the annual veterans day parade. parade organizers used the event as an opportunity to support the victims of sandy. the united war veterans council collected winter coats for people affected by the storm. >>> we're learning more about the events that led to the resignation of cia director general david petraeus. it began with an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer paula broadwell. those e-mails were sent to 37-year-old joe kelly, a state department liaison and friend of general petraeus. sources say the fbi stumbled onto the affair between petraeus and broadwell during that investigation and according to a former petraeus staffer who spoke to the general today, the affair began after he became cia director and ended about four months ago. brian moore is covering this developing story tonight from capitol hill. >> reporter: as president obama saluted vets transi
tomorrow. no word on what will happen to a similar gas rationing plan in new york city and on long island. that started last friday and remains in place toght. >>> three navy ships are back in virginia tonight after helping the northeast part of the country recover from that storm. two ships are based in norfolk, one in virginia beach. the ships were used as a landing platform during search and recovery missions. the servicemen and women worked on restoration efforts in staten island, new york city and on new jersey's barrier islands. the crew also repaired the hoboken ferry terminal. >>> america spent the day honoring the nation's veterans one day after the official veterans day holiday. in dallas, hundreds lined the street for the annual veterans day parade. a similar scene played out this morning in the military town of virginia beach. that city hosted its 42nd annual veterans day parade. one of the biggest veterans day parades in the country. >>> the federal government is giving up on a move to take over the local world war i memorial op the national mall and turn it into a national m
numbered plates do the same the next day. only quarter of new york city gas stags are open as that city still recovers from superstorm sandy. wi widespread destruction from that storm will make it the largest relief effort from the red cross since hurricane katrina. >> a long time before things get back to normal. >>> for us, the prospect of a glitch this weekend ahead, huh? >> delicious, yes. i seldom use that term in weather, but, yes, quite that. delicious. very nice weather with plenty of sunshine over the next couple of days. i do think we'll see some clouds from time to time, but i also think sunday is going to be one delicious day. let's take a look and show you how it was earlier today. this is out towards frying pan park and the horses enjoying a little bit of sunshine, although temperatures still a little below average today. the wind blowing, too, and the pigs, the pigs always enjoying it as you make your way out and about today. take a look at the temperatures out there. of course, one of the bad things about frying pan park, always good to get out there and go to the pettin
in the city in the future. that's a secondary issue. the main issue is to make sure we get our kids educated. have the proper facilities in place and make sure our school system can move forward. >> reporter: parents are concerned that this consolidation plan will lead to better student performance but not overcrowded classrooms. that's the latest. news4. >>> a texas college student from saudi arabia will spend the rest of his life behind bars for trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. he was sentenced today in a federal courthouse in amarillo, texas. prosecutors say his goal was jihad. the chemical engineering major is accused of plotting to bomb power plants and the home of former president george w. bush. his attorneys argue, he never came close to carrying out the attacks. he does not have the possibility of parole. >>> there are new concerns that the violence in syria is spilling across its borders. the syrian air force founded villages along the border with turkey today. the aerial plot began after they began to take control of the rebel towns. thousands of syrians are pouring acr
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